Mushrooms have been used for thousands of years throughout history across the world in many different cultures as a means of supporting healthy living and functioning.
Medicinal mushrooms contain compounds, such as antioxidants for example that provide support for our immune system.
One such mushroom that has notoriously been revered as a tremendous immune booster is the Chaga mushroom (Inonotus obliquus).
Chaga grows in the wild throughout the Northern hemispheres in countries like Canada, North-eastern US and Norther Europe. This mushroom has been consumed by people in these countries for hundred of years in the form of teas, tinctures, extracts and supplements to experience all the benefits this fungus has to offer!
The potency of Wild Chaga comparatively to other know antioxidants and it’s positive effect on our immune system is clear, as Chaga mushrooms have one of the highest ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) of any food. This means that Chaga has one of the highest naturally occurring antioxidant levels found in food being around 52,000, while foods like blueberries have an ORAC value of around 9,000.
The antioxidans of Chaga mushroom have an adaptogenic effect on our body, meaning it helps us deal with stress in a favourable way by decreasing systemic inflammation
Aside from a high antioxidant level, Chaga mushrooms also contain beta-glucans, which are naturally occurring carbohydrates that can boost your immune defense by increasing macrophages and their natural killer function.
Wild harvested Chaga contains hundreds of phylochemiacls, phytosterols, beta-glucans, polyphenols, micronutrients, natural vitamin D, B vitamins, and minerals like potassium, calcium, magnesium, rubidium, cesium, selenium, and zinc. and is truly nature’s medicine and one of the most powerful natural immune boosting supplements.